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Allman Bros. sue over iTunes, ringtones

The Allman Brothers Band is suing Universal Music, demanding a higher slice of the money the label earns from selling songs online through services such as iTunes.

The band claims it’s the victim of “digital exploitation,” and demands more royalties from sales.

The Allman Brothers Band is demanding at least $13 million and additional royalties from sales of newly configured compact discs and digital downloads for use on telephone ring tones.
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Wolfgang’s Vault gains rare collection

Rare live performances by the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iggy Pop, The Kinks and Bob Marley will soon be made available beside 500 other rare recordings available for purchase at Wolfgang’s Vault.
The release of these sessions has been made possible by a deal between the service and the Universal Music Group. Its the next step in the evolution of the service, which launched in 2003 and offers legal access to memoribilia and recordings of events put on by legendary US promoted, Bill Graham.